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October 2, 2001

Obituaries

TRAVERSE CITY - Ethel Wanda Peacock, 78, of Traverse City, died on Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born on Feb. 1, 1923, in Lansing, the daughter of Milton Vern and Anna (Hogan) Wood. On Feb. 19, 1955, in Lansing, she married Ora E. Peacock, who preceded her in death in 1970.
      Ethel was a former secretary at Bay View Wesleyan Church. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and Okemos Community Church. Ethel's family was the most important thing in her life. She also liked to spend time at Lake Leelanau.
      She is survived by her three children, Michael O. (Marianne) Peacock of Traverse City, Douglas M. (Sharon) Peacock of Traverse City and Charlene (Kenneth) Thompson of Traverse City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
      Besides her husband, Ora, Ethel was preceded in death by her two sisters, Leona Price and Reta Pfuhl; and one brother, Ernest Wood.
      Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, with the Rev. John E. Cermak officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Fire Department.
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marlyn J. "Molly" Ramoie, 74, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died on Sunday.
      She was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Traverse City, the daughter of Frank and Constance (Erickson) Wenzel. On Feb. 19, 1949, in Traverse City, she married Ezra Ramoie.
      Molly was a Homemaker and previously worked for Bell Telephone and Cherrygrowers. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Molly enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, camping, knitting, and crocheting. She collected dolls and enjoyed reading. Molly graduated from Ferris State University.
      She is survived by her husband, Ezra, of Traverse City; three sons, Daniel (Patti) Ramoie of Williamsburg, Ronald (Janet) Ramoie of Williamsburg and Kevin (Mary) Ramoie of Traverse City; three daughters, Barbara Summers of Grand Haven, Mary Ramoie of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Joni (Robert) Weiselberg of Grand Haven; nine grandchildren, Martina, Melissa, Darren, Riley, Lauren, Dustin, Alynn, Emily and Danielle; one great-grandchild, Joaq˙in; and one brother, Kirt (Helen) Wenzel of Traverse City.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wey Wenzel.
      Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      TRAVERSE CITY - Vinton Kinney, 57, of Traverse City, died on Saturday.
      Vinton was a Vietnam veteran, he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, (CVA-42).
      He is survived by his two children, Marjorie Kinney of Kaneoke, Hawaii and Arthur (Vicki) Kinney of Traverse City; his mother, Marjorie Kinney of St. Johns; and two sisters, Fran (Maurie) Cooper of St. Johns and Debra (Hans) Norbotten of Ann Arbor.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      KINGSLEY - Rita Trager, 55, of Kingsley, died on Sunday.
      She was born on March 16, 1946, in Traverse City, the daughter of Michael Charles and Geletza (Horrall) Padgett.
      On Oct. 24, 1964, in Lansing, she married Michael Trager.
      Rita retired from employment with the State of Michigan. She was a member of the Blackman Flower Club of Kingsley. Rita loved spending time with her triplet grandchildren.
      She is survived by her husband, Michael, of Kingsley; one son, Scott Michael (Connie) Trager of Cadillac; triplet grandchildren, Brian, Laurie and Lisa Trager; one brother, Dr. George Padgett of Okemos; four sisters, Mary Padgett of Eastpointe, Iva (Herman) McNabb of Eastpointe, Lovella (Jack) Ashley of Sterling Heights and Trudy (Tom) Lafferty of Lansing.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Catherine; and two brothers, Michael and LeRoy.
      Private family services will be held.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Unity Church of Traverse City.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
      NORTHPORT - Aileen Shelburg, 85, of Northport, died on Monday at her home.
      She was born on Oct. 24, 1915, in Hamilton Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Meville and Mary Elizabeth (Barryman) Fleet. In 1937 in Windsor, Ontario, she married William L. Shelburg, who preceded her in death in 1982.
      Aileen lived in Northport since 1983 prior to moving from Greenbush. Aileen attended Trinity Church in Northport. She graduated from Windsor Technical School in Windsor, Canada and was a member of Alpha Gamma Phi sorority.
      She is survived by her son, Louis (Mary) Melvin Shelburg of East Lansing; her daughter, Mrs. Richard (Karen Elisabeth) Waskiewiez of Northport; seven grandchildren, Richard, David, Kristen, Jamie Waskiewicz and John Paul, Robert, Ann Marie Shelburg; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Riley Waskiewicz.
      Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Trinity Church in Northport, with Rev. Joseph Ripley officiating. Burial will be in the Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the House of Hope or Northport Fire and Rescue.
      MAPLE CITY - Virginia M. Peplinski, 76, of Maple City since 1950, died on Sunday.
      She was born on Feb. 18, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Moulis) Burda. On Feb. 11, 1956, in Maple City, she married Stephen A. Peplinski.
      She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church and Altar Society. Virgie enjoyed crafts and accompanying her husband on fishing trips. She spent many years loving and caring for others.
      She is survived by three children, James (Mary) Peplinski of San Jose, Calif., JoAnn (Matt) Benjamin of Maple City and John (Wendy) Peplinski of Old Hickory, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Danielle Peplinski.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Jim; and an infant daughter.
      Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City, with Rev. Chad Zelinski. Interment will be in the St. Rita's Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Medical Association of your choice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      HELEN L. BOGIE, 81, of Grayling, formerly of Detroit, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home in Roscommon. She was born on June 9, 1920, in Selkirk.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Maple Forest Township Cemetery.
     
      AUGUST C. LaPEER, 78, of East Jordan, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at home. He was born Aug. 1, 1923.
      Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
     
      NANCY KATHLEEN GINGERICK, 59, of Grayling, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. She was born on June 6, 1942, in Fostoria, Ohio.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      CHARLES C. RUBNER, 86, of Northport, died Sunday evening at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Port.
      A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Record-Eagle.
     
      FRANCES I. CHEERS COZZENS, 86, of Maple City, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Munson Medical Center.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is serving the family and arrangements will be announced at a later date.
     
      MARY ANNE OTTGEN, 63, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at her home in Mancelona.
      A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
      The family was served by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona.
     
      EDWARD HARRISON PARMER, SR., 91, of Frederic, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. He was born on June 15, 1910, in Connersville, Ind.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic.
     
      ALMA E. SMITH, 100, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mancelona United Methodist Church.
     
     
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